Terms of Reference of the
ASEAN Institute for Green Economy, (AIGE)
Establishment of the ASEAN Institute for Green Economy
An ASEAN Institute for Green Economy (AIGE), hereinafter referred to as the “Institute”, shall be established. The Institute will be located at the Centre of Excellence for Greening (CoE-G) of the Green Economy Green Growth Association, Myanmar (GEGG Myanmar Association) in the campus of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Department of Research and Innovation, Yangon, Myanmar.
The Purpose of the Institute
The Institute shall serve as a centre of excellence to promote policies and practices to address green economy and green growth opportunities, with an aim to increase and improve sustainable development, conservation and efficient use of natural resources, particularly energy, water and biodiversity, and transition to low carbon technologies to address climate change. The Institute shall:
The Structure of the Institute
The Institute shall be composed of:
(a) Steering Committee
(b) Senior Advisory Group of Experts, (SAGE)
(c) Permanent Secretariat
The Steering Committee shall comprise a Representative of each ASEAN Member State, to be appointed by and accountable to the respective Appointing Governments. The Chair of the Steering Committee shall be the Representative of the ASEAN Member State holding the Chairmanship of ASEAN. The Members of the Steering Committee shall elect two Vice-chairmen from among themselves for a term of one year each. The Steering Committee shall:
Senior Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE)
The SAGE would provide scientific and technical advice on greening policies, strategies and practices to the Steering Committee.
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The Permanent Secretariat reports to the Steering Committee and will manage the day-to-day operations of the Institute in accordance with out its mandate and functions as stipulated in this Terms of Reference. The Permanent Secretariat will be headed by an Executive Director and will consist of appropriate functional units and/or departments. The recruitment of staff for the Permanent Secretariat will adopt a competitive and transparent process and is open to nationals of AMS. Pending the establishment of the Permanent Secretariat, an interim secretariat shall be put in place for between 3 to 5 years to provide administrative support, see to programme coordination and mobilize resources for its functions.
The Executive Director shall be a national of an ASEAN Member State and shall be selected and appointed through a competitive and transparent recruitment process for a non-renewable term of three year by the Steering Committee. The Executive Director, in discharging his/her functions to serve ASEAN Member States, shall represent the Institute, not his/her country or any other institution. The Executive Director shall:
The Executive Director shall be responsible to the Steering Committee.
and the operation will be carried out on the project basis.
The juridical personality of the Institute shall be established under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the host country and the Institute.
Scientific and Technical Personality
The Scientific and Technical Personality of the Institute shall be established with the cooperation of the Centre of Excellence of Greening, CoE-G of the Green Economy Green Growth, the GEGG Myanmar Association which will also be the national consultant.
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